THEY may be thought of as Christmas birds, but there are still plenty of robins around – and you don’t have to look hard to find them.
It’s their distinctive red breasts and white underbellies that make them so easy to spot, not to mention those little black eyes.
John Wilson captured the robin shown above in full cry, perhaps warning of predators.
The bird’s beak, two sharp points, is ideal for emitting the shrillest of squawks, while its feet, both clasped tightly around the branch, are perfect gripping tools.
Julia Priestley, meanwhile, captured the fine examples pictured left, breast feathers puffed out against the winter chill.
All that Christmas attention is one thing, they must be thinking, but it would be better if it came with a drink and a plentiful supply of food – perhaps some peanuts or cashews.
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